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Welcome Home — Wee Daily Three

We had a great trip overall, but the drive home was long and delay-prone.  I am so happy to be home!

Cards:

Rule 1 – Red is good and Black is bad:

R, B, R – A small delay or problem will be overcome.

Rule 2 – Suits:

H, S, H – An emotional problem is easily overcome.

Rule 3 –  Numerology:

7, 6, 9 – Troubles (7), Paths (6), Changes (9)

Rule 4 – Card Definitions

7 of Hearts – A troubled heart or emotional problem; Unsettled emotions; Dissipation of trouble, sometimes; Religion, in general

6 of Spades – Walking away or abandoning something; Cleaning up your life, getting rid of things; Wrong choice, headed in the wrong direction; Difficulties with travel

9 of Hearts – Change for the better; The Seeker’s wish will come true; A change of heart

Outcome:

Difficulties with a long journey (7H and 6S) will be resolved, welcome home to a peaceful respite (9H) from the road!

Cross My Palm with Silver — Readings

Do you charge something in exchange for readings?

I do not read professionally for strangers, neither did any of the women in my family.  We did however, still “charge” something for readings.  Even today when I read for a friend I expect that a small token, as little as a quarter piece, be placed on the deck before I begin.  The Seeker holds the money between the thumb and index finger of their right hand (no matter which is dominate) and then crosses the cards.

If something is given that can’t be held in the hand for the crossing, say a cup of coffee or a crocheted blanket (yep, some of the items I’ve received), the Seeker still crosses the cards.  This exchange is not to “make money” from the reading, it is to balance out the exchange of energy — the Querent gives something in exchange for the reading.  This is another one of those traditions that I can’t explain, I only know that it is the way that I was taught when I was young.

*Update 7/22 – I should clarify that there are two different “crossings” going on here, one as a blessing for the reading and the other as an exchange for services.

What are your thoughts on charging for readings?  Do you “charge” friends and family?  I’d love to hear about your experiences!

Second Chance — Wee Daily Three

Today’s draw speaks of second chances and actually responds to something I have been praying about, who doesn’t love that?

Cards:

 

Rule 1 – Red is good and Black is bad:

B, R, R – A problem will be solved, things will steadily improve.

Rule 2 – Suits:

C, D, H – Easily working in the right direction for financial success.

Rule 3 – Numerology:

2, J, 3 – Exchanges (2), Youths and/or Messages (J), Growth (3)

Rule 4 – Card Definitions:

2 of Clubs – A helping hand; Business partnership; A doubling of something or repeated cycle

J of Diamonds – A fair or privileged youth; A message concerning money

3 of Hearts – Fertility; A child, or children in general; Decoration or adding beauty; An emotional bond growing; A love triangle

Outcome:

A second chance (2C) with a young child (combination of any suit Jack and 3H).

Card Reading with Training Wheels

Memorizing 52 card meanings is hard.  Especially if you have other things going on in your life, or are sleep-deprived, have a full-time job, a family to feed and care for, you get the idea!

When I first started reading cards back in the day, I would write a few words lightly on each card just to get my head wrapped around all of the definitions and meanings.  So when I returned to cartomancy after a long hiatus, I had to start all over again relearning definitions.  I tried to remember them the way that I was taught, but the book that I had read to tatters so many years ago was long gone along with its secrets.  So, I wrote down everything that I could remember and started looking at other systems that felt familiar to me.  It’s funny how after doing a few readings, things came back and new meanings synthesized in to create a whole new system that is entirely mine.  I really feel that this is the best way to start with and develop a deeply personal metaphysical tool that speaks to you.

So pick up an extra deck of playing cards, address labels if you are having a hard time writing on the newer plastic surfaces, a sharpie marker, and you are on your way!  I also recommend keeping a notebook with a page or two dedicated to each card. You can write down meanings as they evolve and even keep track of how readings play out to really see how the cards speak to you.  I’ve included a picture of my journal, as you can see it isn’t anything fancy, but it gets the job done!  One other thing to keep in mind, every few days, do a few readings without your “training-wheels” deck … you will want to ensure that you are progressing and not relying on the hard and fast definitions.  The overall idea is to just memorize enough of the meanings to get your intuition going.

If you have a lot going on in your day like I do, you will find yourself picking up your cartomancy system faster than ever!  Thanks for reading!